News: Slaughterhouse Talks Longevity In Rap, "Jay-Z's Still Got It" [Video]
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009 12:50PM
Slaughterhouse recently spoke on the mark they hope to leave on the rap game upon their departure and the likelihood of rapping into their early 40's.
Joe Budden, who represents a fourth of the group, said his aim was to have Slaughterhouse go down as one of the top rap squads in hip-hop.
"We don't plan five, ten years down the line," Budden explained. "Today, it feels amazing. I anticipate it continuing to feel amazing and that's pretty much it. Hopefully 5, 10, 15 years down the road we will have submitted our legacy on the game as one of the greatest groups ever. Hopefully, God willing." (DJ Booth)
Royce Da 5'9 stressed the age factor and how he hoped to continue rapping into his 40's as 39 year-old hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has done.
"Ten years from now I'll be 40," Royce added. "I'm really thinking, if I start to digress, you ain't got to worry about hearing me rap no more. I'm retiring with my first jersey, I ain't retiring with that [Michael Jordan] 45. Could be, it's a possibility [I might still be nice]. How old is Jay-Z? Jay-Z's still got it, if I should be so blessed, I'll still be rhyming." (DJ Booth)
The group has caught the attention of rap veteran The Alchemist.
"Those guys are sick," he said in an interview. "That's like four ballplayers all on the same team in the schoolyard who are all really just tryina sh*t on each other -- everyone's bangin' every time they get the ball. It's a pretty dope synergy of four motherf*ckers who are all nice. Crooked I, to me, has been getting better and better. He was always good, but he wasn't fully on my radar till the last couple years and it was like, 'Holy sh*t.' Oh No and myself have a project called Gangrene, and I was like, 'Oh, man, if Crooked I gets on this fourth verse he's really gonna bring it home.' It's on the album called Acts of Violence. Big up to Royce, too. Big up to the whole Detroit." (XXL Mag)
Crooked I spoke with SOHH last month about their release date and why music outweighs the financial benefits of being in rap.
"It's in concrete, August 11th," he said. "This is what we need at this time period in hip-hop. This project is what we need. It ain't all about the money. If we doing sh*t for money then I'd probably have a number one ringtone right now. I do it for the love. I do it for the passion. I do it for the art form. That's something that the fans should appreciate even more, the fact that we are willing to sacrifice the money to come and do a group in this economy and it's four of us. It's not for the money man." (SOHH)
Slaughterhouse is due in stores Tuesday, August 11th via E1 Music.
Check out Slaughterhouse's interview below: